This policy is created to:
As one of the nation’s leading research institutions, UW–Madison recognizes the importance of providing good stewardship of institutional and extramural funds. The university’s stewardship responsibilities include complying with federal requirements for disclosing other support (also known as current and pending support). Other support may include active, pending, or previous sources of support for a faculty member’s research and other sponsored activities.
Sponsoring agencies request information on other support as part of the proposal process, often prior to the issuance of an award, or as part of the annual progress report process. Sponsors use the information to ensure that scientific, budgetary, or commitment overlap do not occur. The requirement for disclosure is in place to demonstrate that:
Additionally, there is current interest in the federal government on undue foreign influence on the U.S. research enterprise, and federal sponsors have emphasized that appropriate disclosures must be made as part of other support documents.
All faculty and staff who engage in or propose to engage in sponsored projects; all federal and nonfederal sponsored projects
Further information about the University’s procedures for this policy are available on RSP’s website.
Federal Agency Guidance Regarding Disclosures of Other Support